August 24, 2005 Subject:
Recording of Mary Had a Little Lamb
I dont believe that the recording on this site is the original,it sounds too good!
I have a copy of what could be the 1877 version courtesy of Deutch Welle Radio.It is much less distinct,very high surface noise and a strange metallic quality.The oitch is very wavery.A strange thing is that Edison? at the end of the rhyme laughs heartily.Does this mean anything to anyone?
August 18, 2005 Subject:
Voice of Edison
The answer is no, this is NOT the 1877 recording of Thomas Edison's voice. None of the tinfoil recordings of that era are known to exist.
This recording of his voice is from a 1927 radio boradcast celebrating the 50th anniversary of the phonograph.
August 5, 2005 Subject:
Was the recording real or re-memorexish
I agree with the prior review, having heard this recording before, It was to commerate the origional recording. Which would have had much lower dynamic range than presented here. Interesting note, then would this recording still not represent one of the earliest recordings ever?
July 31, 2005 Subject:
Don't think this is actually from 1878
I'm reasonably certain that this recording was a recreation Edison did later on to commemorate the first recording. I believe the earliest known still existing recording is the "talking clock" which is available at http://www.tinfoil.com/cm-0101.htm#lam-clock.